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The Tories need to get a grip

Copying Ukip would be a disaster

By Tim Bale  

David Cameron should ignore those urging him to tack to the right. He can't win a general election by moving into Ukip's territory

Sitting here in shady Westminster Hall, which dates back to 1097, nothing much seems to have changed. Outside, however, a few hundred yards across the road on a College Green bathed in blazing sunshine, assorted pundits and politicians have been milling around most of the day, all busily analysing an electoral landscape that seems to have changed utterly.

From my venerable vantage point, it would be easy…

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